Lead Buyer - Marketing
What We'll BringAt TransUnion, we have a welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We’re consistently exploring new technologies and tools to be agile. The environment gives people the opportunity to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.
Come be part of our team – you’ll work with great people, pioneering products and cutting-edge technology.
What You'll BringBA/BS degree or 8-10 years of equivalent experience in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Global Vendor Management.
Extensive knowledge and experience of working in the Marketing category of expenditure.
CPSM, CIP certification or other related procurement certification preferred
Advanced experience in contract terms and conditions, procurement methodologies, finance, operations, controls, negotiations, and accounting preferred.
Ability to gather and communicate complex business requirements.
Comprehensive knowledge of sourcing and category management.
Plan and manage projects across business and functional groups.
Ability to analyze business processes related to or impacted by sourcing projects.
Experience with managing, negotiating vendor agreements in M&A scenarios including transition servicing agreements (TSAs)
We’d Love to See:
Advanced quantitative analysis to identify financial impacts of decisions and performance for complex or newly identified categories managed. Perform business process analysis and develop models to improve cost. Collaborate with stakeholders to define SLA's for suppliers and measure the appropriate criteria, such as: delivery of business results, cost reduction, quality and timeliness of delivery. Conduct research, perform benchmarking, and gather market analysis for assigned categories.
Experience assisting in the authoring of contract documents, including service level exhibits, statements of work, and examples. Management of contracts ensuring performance of the supplier to contract obligations. Understand interrelationships between contracts and terms while applying creativity and sound business reasoning to interpret application of contract to business needs..
Supplier Management: Establish segmentation of suppliers for assigned category. Create and implement related management programs to develop, continuously improve, govern, rationalize, manage the performance of, and monitor SLA's of the supply base.
Strategy Sourcing lead, assist, and support the processes, technologies, and operations. Create sourcing strategies for assigned categories. Performs assignments independently with instruction limited to results expected.
Develop and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships to create strategic sourcing models that optimize the value of products and services that support business unit requirement to maintain continuous cost reduction programs for controllable expenditures. Communicate, manage, and drive compliance to category strategies. Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.
May help manage, lead, develop, and mentor related positions, such as Sourcing Analysts while working on critical projects.
Experience leading sourcing and negotiations strategies across many different technology platforms.
Impact You'll MakeImproves compliance and mitigates risk through establishment of competitively negotiated business awards and favorable contract terms.
Development and management of reporting Procurement performance metrics.
Recommends and advises in regards to policies, procedures and programs to ensure compliance with existing regulations and best practices.
Lead cross functional teams through a disciplined sourcing process to support strategic sourcing, supply management and operations objectives. Coordinate with resources in business unit/functional areas such as legal, operations and other support functions to ensure strategies and agreements are well defined and aligned with company needs and objectives
Expectations in the first 90 days – Engage with stakeholders to understand short, medium- and long-term projects that require Procurement support. Understand the procurement operating procedures/systems and deliver some immediate projects to the satisfaction of stakeholders.
What you’ll accomplish beyond 90 days – Create a forward-looking commodity plan to drive long term benefit for stakeholders. Support the delivery of overall Global Procurement savings and strategic targets.
Key projects, business impact (what you [in this role] and this team offers their customer) – The role holder will be a key advocate for the Global Procurement function engaging with stakeholders at all levels of the organization. Projects supported will range in value, from tactical call off contracts to multi-year service agreements and large construction projects.
Global Procurement is a team of professional buyers and negotiators that acquire products and services that TransUnion requires both locally and globally. The Procurement buying teams are organized by category and commodity and are supported by IT Asset Management (ITAM) and Procurement Operations. The team also manages the relationships with vendors that supply TransUnion and also interfaces with other internal functions that oversee third party relationships such as Information Security, Accounts Payable, Finance, Legal, and Third Party Risk functions. The team manages RFI’s, RFP’s and Predictive Benchmarks to facilitate the bidding process.The two most important objectives in our negotiations is to protect the company and to get the best possible cost of ownership for the products and services being acquired\ Successfully executing global and regional deals in the timelines agreed upon with key stakeholders